What is handicap?

  • (verb): Put at a disadvantage.
    Synonyms: hinder, hamper
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on handicap, handicaps:

Joe Mercer (jockey) - Career - 1977-1979
... Newmarket Craven meeting Mercer rode his first winner for his new stable when Habeebti won a small handicap for owner Charles St George ... ever winner at the Derby meeing when Amboise won a sponsored handicap ... a useful handicapper winning two good handicaps ...

More definitions of "handicap":

  • (noun): Advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning.
  • (verb): Attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant.

Famous quotes containing the word handicap:

    I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)